Super Junior‘s leader Leeteuk has been hiding something behind his cheerful smile that’s brought joy to fans and viewers alike.
The April 27th broadcast of MBC Special ‘Super Junior, Dreaming of a K-POP Legend‘ featured the members performing at their independent concert in Paris, France.
“After five years of being a trainee, I wondered if I would ever be able to debut, and if I would ever be successful,” Leeteuk began. “I thought to myself, ‘Why am I so unhappy, I would have been so much more comfortable had I been born into a wealthier family’.”
“I was the kind of person that chased after happiness,” he continued. When asked how his family situation was before he debuted, Leeteuk shed tears as he remarked, “I’ve never said this before, but…”
“My parents did not have a good relationship,” he admitted for the first time. “They fought a lot, and I was physically disciplined a lot too. Things like that caused me to be so stressed since I was young, and I felt bitter towards my father who I was also afraid of.”
“So when I became a trainee, I wondered if I was walking the right path, and became all the more eager to become successful,” he explained.